Meet the Girls!
I'm Aimee Her and I'm going to be a freshman at Hamline University. As a person, I'd see myself as open-minded, reserved, and perhaps a bit blunt and intimidating. However, I'm quite easy to get along with considering I love to try out new things. Some of my hobbies are simply eating good food, sleeping, reading, watching dramas and anime, and of course, anything to do with rain. I take inspiration from the things that I see daily in my life, and heavily on simplicity.
Writer / Artist
I’m an upcoming senior, and the oldest out of four girls, born and raised in Minnesota. I am a passionate and kind person. I’m often shy when meeting strangers, but I can laugh a lot when I’ve grown comfortable and familiar with the environment. My creative passion is creating stories and driven characters, and it stems from my love of analyzing characters within other books, shows, comics etc. I love to play video games with my friends and family, read and write, and sometimes I draw.
Hello! I am Eve Khang and I am going to be going to the University of Minnesota in the coming Fall. Many of the activities I do are at school such as Hmong dancing, Asian Culture Club (ACC), and Badminton. Those are the top things that keep me busy after school. I lead a group of girls to dance at my school’s annual Hmong New Year and May Show! We are a group called, Yaj Yuam Muaj Siab. I am also a captain of the Girls’ Badminton Team this year. In ACC, I am an active member and always involve myself with the activities. ACC gives me many opportunities to represent and share my culture with the school. When I am usually not at school, I am home reading or writing to myself. Which could be considered as art I like to do, along with dancing!
Writer / Digital Artist
Hello, my name is Julie Lee. In my free time, I enjoy both writing and drawing. I like writing short stories and poetry. I also like drawing things from nature and anything else that inspires me. What fuels my drive to create, be it through words or pictures, is the idea of being able to tell a story. I want to create pieces that are simply fun to look at or that can inspire others. Something I aspire to do one day is capture the stories of my family’s history and maybe even other Hmong stories through my work. I like reading books, going on walks when the weather’s nice, and occasionally playing mobile games.
Hi! I’m Natalie, but I often go by Nat. My pronouns are she/they/he. I am imaginative, curious, and timid. I have a thirst for knowledge and a love for nature and video games. You can often find me doodling muscular people with cute little cat and frog heads or playing open-world games that let me explore to my heart’s content. I am passionate about traditional mediums such as pencil, watercolor, and clay. However, I occasionally use digital programs such as Illustrator, Magma, and Procreate to create my art. I usually draw people and animals in very inconsistent styles. I like art because I can pop on a playlist and jam while drawing whatever’s calling to me. I love reading manga whenever I can find a new series. I also enjoy playing video games such as Fallout 4, Yakuza 0, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and The Binding of Isaac: Repentance.
Poet / Artist
Hello, my name is Shinningstar Xiong but I also go by shiny. I am 16 years old and will be a junior next upcoming school year. I enjoy playing tennis, paint and watch Asian dramas. I have strong leadership skills and enjoy trying new things even if it can nerve-racking at first. My creative passion is writing and painting. I enjoy writing poems about my life and the things I have learned while growing up and maturing. Meanwhile painting is an art form that allows me to fully express my emotions and bring me calmness. My passions are ways to express and filter my emotions through a healthy coping mechanism.